to Become a Leading Lady
by Dr. Jeanne Porter
There is a powerful leader inside you raring to get out.
Unfortunately, too many of us women have learned to lead in
ways designed for and by men. As women, we either deny our
leadership or we suppress our unique leadership gifts in order
to fit into the expected and accepted patterns.
I am Dr. Jeanne Porter, author of Leading Ladies:
Transformative Biblical Images for Womens Leadership and I desire to change the way we as women see leadership.
In Leading Ladies, I introduce to you women from the
Bible as well as contemporary women who lead in distinct ways. Leading Ladies provides wonderful models for women
seeking to discover and hone their own leadership gifts.
For instance, some of you are gifted to work one-on-one with
other people and help them birth their ideas and dreams. You
may never have considered such nurturing, relational activities
as leadership, but in Leading Ladies, I define
roles as the midwife leader and share the story of the Egyptian
midwives, corporate mentors and college professors to illustrate
this type of leadership. Moreever, I define and beautifully
illustrate three other styles of leadership: the leader as
choreographer, the leader as weaver and the leader as intercessor.
Check out Leading Ladies so that you can release the
leader that is within you.
Porter is the author of the acclaimed book Leading Ladies:
Transformative Biblical Images for Women's Leadership.
Leading Ladies promises to inspire, enlighten and educate
women and men. Her writing focuses on leadership and leadership
development, especially as it relates to women, churches,
and communities of color. She is also a contributor to two
recently published books: Women's Liberation: Jesus Style
and Nature of a Sistuh: Black Women's Lived Experiences
in Contemporary Culture.